VMware – 12.5.4 Released – Security Fix Only..

Hot on the heel of VMware 12.5.3 comes 12.5.4, and the release notes are here: http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1254-release-notes.html As can be seen from these notes, this is an urgent-security-fix release only, and the compatibility with Linux kernel versions, and patch applicability, is … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 and BTRFS – a Warning..?

I encountered a catastrophic problem with btrfs formatted system disk partition corruption, shortly after updating a test system to Kernel 4.11-rc1. To put this in context, this may be an isolated incident, and I have not seen problems – so … Continue reading

VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and the ‘bleeding edge’ version of GCC included.. The first problem sounded very familiar, and it is a repeat of one from … Continue reading

VMware – 12.5.3 released – OK with Kernel 4.10. 4.11 Patch Still Works..

VMware 12.5.3 has been released, and release notes are here:  http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/workstation/12pro/workstation-1253-release-notes.html Although these notes only mention Kernel 4.9.0, I can confirm that it also supports 4.10.x Kernels (tested on 4.10.1). I applied the vmmon and vmnet patches for Kernel 4.11, … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.11 Fix Available, but not ‘Legal’..

There is a fix/patch available now, for NVIDIA driver 378.13 on Kernel 4.11, but it involves modifying the licence on NVIDIA code, and so is not legal.. Details – and links to discussions – here:  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/995636/?comment=5101210 Some previous changes to … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 Released – Breaks (Patched) VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.11-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1703.0/03031.html Updated the test system, and 4.10-patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 fail to compile.. VMware (12.5.2 – patched for 4.9/4.10): …………. /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFFastClockThread’: /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3267:4: error: … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New 410 Patch – With Hotplug Support..

Thanks to Alberto Milone, there is now a patch for the latest NVIDIA driver, which is reported to include ‘hotplug’ support :https://pkgs.rpmfusion.org/cgit/nonfree/nvidia-kmod.git/plain/kernel_4.10.patch I can confirm that this compiles OK when applied to driver 378.13, with kernel 4.10.   I am not … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.10 Released – OK with Patched NVIDIA and VMware..

Kernel 4.10 is out, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1702.2/02069.html I have installed this, and the patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 compile and load/run OK.   See previous articles for patch details..    It is … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Drivers, Still Broken with 4.10 – And a Patch for 378.13..

NVIDIA have released new drivers 375.39 (‘long term’) and 378.13 (‘short term’) and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us and http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/115031/en-us. Both still fail to compile with Kernel 4.10 (tested with 4.10-rc8) and I tried the previous 378.09 patch against 379.13, but … Continue reading